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The following protocols are listed in Wikipedia: C-Bus: @wikipedia EnOcean: @wikipedia Insteon: @wikipedia KNX: @wikipedia UPB: @wikipedia X10: @wikipedia Zigbee: @wikipedia Z-Wave: @wikipedia In addition to these, I know there are the following systems: FS20 HomeEasy HomeMatic iComfort Kopp FreeControl Belkin WEMO: @wikipedia Intertechno ELRO ...


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I've been able to find three supported/boxed solutions so-far. I have the most hope for Play-Fi to be the solution I'm looking for, but probably only because it's still partly vapor. I also include two technologies with large market shares that will obviously be around for a while. Sonos: We can use the Line-In to transmit announcements (although ...


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There are some productive discussions here: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=9980.0 http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/79794/determine-with-arduino-if-220v-ac-power-is-on-or-off A few ideas come to mind: 1) Stick an photosensor in front of the light connected to your home automation server. Advantage is that you don't need to modify the ...


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Your kind of looking at brands as there is no universal protocol. The cheapest is probably x-10 which uses a very unreliable signal thru the house wiring. Beyond that google around insteon vs. zigbee vs. z-wave vs. upb for a flavor of option$


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I've seen every type of "home automation light switch" system, but they all require some sort of "hub" by a company. Some communicate wirelessly and others do not. They also have varying levels of security. If you are still against a hub, there is one more option you have: Solid state relays. You can wire them inline before all your lights, then put an ...



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